us have spent time down on the border of texas or arizona. the consistent answer from local leaders, from local law enforcement, from local elected officials about what is effective securing the border, the most consistent answer is boots on the ground, that if you want to effectively secure the border, boots on the ground, particularly combined with technology. it's striking, out of $3.7 billion, a tiny percentage of that is directed towards boots on the ground. this is an h.h.s.-social services bill, and it's unfortunately a pattern we have seen with the obama administration of bait and switch. they are calling this a border security bill. it is reminiscent of the 2009 stimulus, which we will all recall was sold to the american people, the 2009 stimulus was about building roads and infrastructure and shovel-ready projects, all of which are good ideas, and then when over $800 billion was spent by the obama administration, very little of it actually went to roads or infrastructure or shovel-ready projects.